Hollywood Monster gets in gear with women’s cycling

06.05.14

Signs and graphics giant Hollywood Monster is gearing up its support for women’s sport by sponsoring one of the UK’s leading cycling teams.

Matrix Fitness – Vulpine is at the forefront of the development of women’s cycling in the UK with team alumni including two-time world champion Dani King and Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell.

The team of 10 is mentored by current European and eight-time UK national cyclo-cross champion, Helen Wyman.

Hollywood Monster’s partnership with Matrix Fitness – Vulpine couldn’t have come at a better time for the team, with exciting events scheduled throughout the year.

The two biggest events include The Women’s Tour, starting tomorrow (Wednesday May 7th). This is the first time the tour of Britain has been staged for women and it will be televised to a worldwide audience.

The team (who use the social media identity On The Drops) will also be gearing up for The Tour Series, where they will compete in five city centre criteriums. Birmingham-based Hollywood Monster will be cheering them on all the way.

Tim Andrews, Hollywood Monster’s managing director and keen cyclist, said: “We are thrilled to be involved with Matrix Fitness – Vulpine. I have a feeling that the ladies’ cycling sector is going to explode over the next few years and we’re very happy to provide all the support we can. Hollywood Monster is committed to women’s sport and this partnership sits nicely with our on-going support for top women’s football team, Birmingham City Ladies.”

Stefan Wyman, the cycling team’s sports director and manager, said: “This exciting new partnership means a huge amount to the team. Tim and Hollywood Monster are committed to women’s sport and with their support we will be able to take a huge step forward and will help us reach our aspirations of becoming a professional team.

“With Hollywood Monster’s long term involvement with women’s football, it’s clear that they have a good understanding of the way women’s sport works, its points of return and the challenges facing it.  Hopefully this is the start of a long term involvement with women’s cycling for Hollywood Monster.”

The team was officially launched in Manchester in March, and it has since travelled to the South of France for a two-week training camp ready for the Women’s Tour. Hollywood Monster has sponsored Birmingham City Ladies FC for the past three years, which has seen the team win the Women’s FA Cup and embark on its first UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign.

For more information please contact Tim at [email protected]co.uk or visit http://www.onthedrops.cc.

ENDS

CAPTION: Harriet Owen of Matric Fitness – Vulpine. 

Notes to editors:

As the largest graphics solutions business in the West Midlands region, our skilled craftsmen provide clients all over the UK with a range of graphics and digitally printed products – from an A4 sign board to the largest building wrap. We are experts in consultancy, project management and planning, offering a bespoke service from supply only to a fully experienced, safe and insured installation service. Hollywood Monster services a variety of industries across the UK including:  industrial, commercial and residential construction & development; retail; professional services; exhibition; event and stadium; museum & theatrical. The company was created in August 2009 with the coming together of sister companies Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital. Employing around 80 people, the 30,000 sq ft headquarters is situated in Birmingham, providing an excellent distribution centre to the rest of the UK. Our skilled team of craftsmen includes graphic designers, draftsmen, structural engineers, model makers, traditional sign-writers, welders, painters, civil engineers, decorators and carpenters. The business operates 24/7, combining its skill sets and technology including our £2m investment in state-of-the-art UV direct to substrate 5m wide HP roll to roll and Vutek flat bed printing machinery. Our machinery is the largest of its kind available in the UK, in fact in the world! Visit www.hollywoodmonster.co.uk for more information.

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For more information please contact Paul Skipp at Barques PR on 0121 233 2080, or 07957 457911, or email [email protected].

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